Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The Dolores at Dusk

The Dolores at Dusk
8" x 10" oil on board
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The Dolores River is in southwestern Colorado in the San Juan National Forest. I think that this is one of the most beautiful areas of the state, although fairly remote.  Our son lives in Durango, about an hour from Dolores, so we have the opportunity to explore and enjoy that part of Colorado when we visit him.
In these recent river pieces, I've been focusing in on a small part of a landscape, showing an intimate part of a scene.  I am so very lucky that every where I look is another incredible vista, another magnificent scene.  These are another view.

19 comments:

martinealison said...

Encore un beau petit coin tranquille pour oublier le stress de la vie citadine... On sent dans cette peinture tout l'amour que vous avez pour cet endroit. L'harmonie de couleurs est sublime...
Bravo!
Bisous.

Marian Fortunati said...

How lucky you are to be able to see beauty everywhere you look... AND to be able to capture it so nicely.

Deborah Elmquist said...

You are double blessed. A beautiful country to draw inspiration from and the talent to execute your vision onto canvas.

Dana Cooper said...

Gorgeous color Pam, so nice that you capture it!

Alice said...

An incredibly beautiful painting Pam !

AutumnLeaves said...

Pam, your landscapes are just always so gorgeous and this is no exception. The three thumbnails that pop up below this entry just are stunning next to each other too. Beautiful!

Susan Roux said...

Pam I really like where your taking this series. You speak of loving this place and that feeling really shows through in your work. Passion for your subject. It's such an important part of great work, don't you think?

weekend et coup de brosse said...

Merveilleux endroits, belle campagne, j'aime vraiment votre technique de peindre, vos couleurs magnifiques Pam ! superbe!

Pam Holnback said...

Martine et Weekend, Merci beaucoup encore! Qui, j'oublie le stress dans un endroit tranquille.

Thank you Marian, I am truly grateful to live where I do.

Thank you Deborah, I think that getting the vision in front of us onto the canvas in the fun challenge.

Dana, Thank you. It's a high complement coming from you, who is so great at light and color!

Thank you so much Alice!

Sherrie, Thank you. Maybe some one out there would like a group!

Thank you Susan, I'm not sure where I'm taking this series. It's just sort of evolving as I go. And, that's ok.

Celeste Bergin said...

lovely!

Kerri Settle said...

This is a gorgeous mix of colors - a visual treat.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

beautiful!

Amy Hillenbrand said...

yes, you are a lucky Lady to have such beauty to have around you. I like how you treated the water and the reflections.

Denise Rose said...

Just beautiful and it is so nice to have scenes like this around where you live! Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog. You have such a wide range of subjects for your paintings and you capture them all very well. Truly an inspiration!

Shirley Fachilla said...

Just beautiful color in this one. I think a larger work from you with this subject would be splendid.

Karen Bruson said...

Gorgeous colors. Great brushstrokes.

Pam Holnback said...

Celeste, Thank you so much!

Thank you Kerri, I love your description.

Thank you Mary!

Amy, thank you. The reflections were there. It was just a matter of putting down the brush strokes.

Thank you Denise, Hope you'll stop by often.

Shirley, Thank you. You've got me thinking. Maybe I should do a larger one.

Karen, Thank you!

Randy Saffle said...

I visited the Durango area last year and fell in love! I want to live there. I would never get tired of the views. I'm jealous, Pam!

Pam Holnback said...

Randy, The Durango area is gorgeous. Hope you can visit again!